Copper Lake

Making Connections

  • Portage North, 100 rods, to Snipe
  • Bushwhack South, to Sora
  • Portage West, 69 rods, to Hubbub

Maps

  • Fisher F-12, Little Sag, Tuscarora, Temperance Lakes
  • McKenzie 7, Tuscarora

Links

  • DNR Lake No. 160538
  • Lake Map No. C0253
  • Lake Table No. 8A
  • MDH Fish Consumption Advisory - N/A
  • MPCA Water Quality - N/A
Copper Lake
Scale 1:21420
Full image approximately 2 miles square

Description

Copper is a small, deep, elbow lake on the northern edge of the Hairy Lake Primitive Management Area just east of Tuscarora. A mile long but a narrow 32 acres, its depths exceed 50'. At its northeast end, a 100 rod portage connects with Snipe to the north, while at its extreme western end a 69 rod portage runs west to Hubbub and, 255 rods beyond, to Tuscarora. A small stream entering along the southern shore runs down from Little Copper, every bit as large as Copper itself, while a second connects with a series of small ponds to the south.

Campsites

Copper has no established campsites.

Planning Considerations

For most BWCAW visitors, Copper is a lovely pass through lake between Snipe and Tuscarora and nothing more. However, a small, unnamed stream flowing into Copper along the south shore drains a series of small ponds in the Hairy Lake Primitive Management Area and provides access, albeit challenging, south to Sora and beyond to Din, Mass, Ell, Iris, Fetters, Octopus, and the Frost River. Then there is Little Copper Creek, which beyond Little Copper Lake seems to offer possibilities for the exploration of the Juniper Lake area just west of Long Island.

Wildlife

Copper supports populations of White Sucker, Northern Pike, and Burbot.

Notes and Comments

Line of Spruce Trees

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Last updated on 11 April, 2004